Following an announcement by NASA earlier this year that 2017 was the second warmest year recorded, HP has been stressing its commitment to reducing its environmental impact.
Nasa’s revelation concerning the environment came in the wake of independent studies carried out by both NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, as 3BL Media reveals. As well as reporting that 2017 was the second warmest year on record, the findings of these analyses also indicate that “2018 is on pace to be the fourth hottest year on record”.
Experts are in agreement that this warming trend is driven primarily by “increased carbon dioxide and other human-made greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, including those produced by electricity production and energy use within industries.”
Wanting to play its part in the fight against rising GHG emissions, HP has been reasserting its focus on reducing the impact it has on the environment, lessening its emissions and reducing energy consumption by a campaign of the following:
- Cutting down its energy consumption “through optimisation and efficiency projects”
- Increasing on-site generation of renewable power
- Procuring off-site renewable power, including through renewable energy credits and power purchase agreements
In addition, the OEM aims to reduce both Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions by 25 percent by 2025.
HP recently opened a new headquarters in Singapore, and “signed a pledge in support of the 2018 Year of Climate Action program spearheaded by Singapore’s Ministry for the Environment and Water Resources.”
The company’s new Singapore HQ “is designed to capitalise on natural light” and also utilise intelligent control systems in order to reduce energy consumption. In addition, the buildings have been specially designed “to reduce waste, conserve energy and decrease water consumption.”
This facility, as well as two further HP locations in Singapore, is among the first of HP’s sites to implement ISO 50001 standards.